Introducing Horse + Bamboo

Horse + Bamboo was formed in 1978 by Bob Frith, and is a unique theatre and arts group. Since the late 1970s Horse + Bamboo has created well over 60 original theatre productions. Throughout this time it has been in the vanguard of experimental theatre companies developing and touring new writing. It has largely focused on visual storytelling, and has become one of the leading puppetry and mask practitioners in Europe. Music and, increasingly, animated film, also play a key role in the work of the company.
Horse + Bamboo also continues to tour its own original theatre work. Since 2000 the company has produced more work for children, young people, toddlers and babies; many of these have been under the direction of Alison Duddle.  Our current outreach programme is led by Alicia Myerscough.


More recently Horse + Bamboo has also developed exciting new strands of work with South Asian and Islamic artists, and its Different Moons programme has opened up new creative initiatives with local South Asian communities.


Please visit our Archive Gallery page for photographs tracing nearly 40 years of original theatre work.